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Ectophoma multirostrata

Ectophoma multirostrata (P.N. Mathur, S.K. Menon & Thirum.) Valenz.-Lopez, Cano, Crous, Guarro & Stchigel, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 34 (2017).

Sphaeronaema multirostratum P.N. Mathur, S.K. Menon & Thirum., in Mathur & Thirumalachar, Sydowia 13(1-6): 146 (1959)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 819953; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03699, Fig. 1

Description: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Ectophoma multirostrata (CBS 274.60; re-drawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2017). a. Conidiogenous cell. b. Conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Ectophoma are saprobic or pathogenic on host. As saprobes, they help in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they may cause leaf spot and diseases on the host.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Ectophoma has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Ectophoma has not been studied.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Ectophoma has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Ectophoma comprises four species known on six host plant families namely Apocynaceae, Asparagaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, Oleaceae, Rubiaceae. Ectophoma is reported from France, India, Iran, Netherlands. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Ectophoma.









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